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A little information about different search engines and a lot of tips on using advanced features of Google.

A little information about different search engines and a lot of tips on using advanced features of Google.


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    • 1. Internet Search Tips Family Night January 28, 2008 Beaverton SDA Church Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 2. How big is internet searching? (as of March, 2006) Searches Per Day Google 91 million Yahoo 60 million MSN 28 million AOL 16 million Ask 13 million Others 6 million ______________________ Total 213 Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 3. Searching is HUGE business
      • Search engine marketing
      • SEO – Search Engine Optimization
      • Get your products found
      • Build network
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 4. Internet Search Engines and Indexes There are many different types of search engines and web indexes. Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 5. True “Search” Engines Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 6. Indexes or Directories Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 7. How is a page cataloged? Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 8. Popular Search Engines
      • AltaVista – altavista.com
      • HotBot – hotbot.com
      • Excite – excite.com
      • Lycos – lycos.com
      • Go – go.com
      • Google – google.com
      • All the Web – alltheweb.com
      • Windows Live – live.com
      • wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 9. Popular Indexes
      • Yahoo! – yahoo.com
      • AboutUs – aboutus.org
      • Open Directory Project – dmoz.org
      • StartingPoint – stpt.com
      • World Wide Web Virtual Library – vlib.org
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 10. Popular Meta Search Engines
      • Dogpile – dogpile.com/
      • SavvySearch – search.com/
      • MetaCrawler – metacrawler.com
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 11. Tonight? Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 12. Google’s Search
      • Search web page text
      • Search images
      • Search maps
      • Search news
      • Search best prices
      • Search books
      • Search videos
      • Search your own computer!
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 13. Google’s Other Services
      • Gmail
      • Calendar
      • Blog
      • Discussion Groups
      • Share Photos (Picasa)
      • News Reader
      • Create simple web sites
      • Share documents
      • Watch videos (YouTube)
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 14. Google Search Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 15. Google Search - Advanced
      • quotes
      • site:
      • ~
      • and / or
      • switch between advanced / simple
      • numeric range (use $ for prices)
      • date range (use advanced)
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 16. Google Tools
      • stock quote symbol
      • sports team
      • calculator
      • unit conversion
      • dictionary
      • tracking number
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 17. Google Local
      • movie listings
      • real estate
      • restaraunts
      • maps
      • weather
      • time
      • areacode
      • zipcode
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 18. Google Keywords Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 19. Google Hacks
      • slang / special vocabularies
      • 10-word limit
      • word order matters
      • repetition
      • search URL
      • date ranges
      • full word wildcards
      • inurl: versus site:
      • stocks:
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    • 20.
      • “ seek and ye shall find”
      • Matthew 7:7
      Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009

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